Good Value Chardonnay Under $10

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The Chardonnay grape itself contributes to the wine’s popularity. It is a relatively “low-maintenance” vine that adapts well to a variety of climates, resulting in fairly high yields worldwide. These high yields translate into millions of bottles of Chardonnay wines every year and, as a result, you can buy a decent bottle of Chardonnay for around $10. Note that prices can vary year after year, but these Chardonnays are consistently a good value every vintage.

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    Clos du Bois Chardonnay (California) $10

    Clos du Bois Chardonnay

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    To be fair, sometimes Clos du Bois is priced at $12-15, but you can often find it at $10 or less—a virtual steal for this popular California Chardonnay. The Clos du Bois Chardonnay is a terrific everyday white wine at a reasonable price. On the palate, you'll find an abundance of tangy Granny Smith apple and D'Anjou pear along with a solid citrus-driven foundation, all folded in a creamy palate texture. This Chardonnay was fermented in a combination of both French and American Oak and underwent malolactic fermentation, both of which contribute significantly to the rich buttery finish.

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    Jacob's Creek Chardonnay (Australia) $7

    Jacob's creek chardonnay

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    Jacob's Creek produces a classic Chardonnay with flavors of peach, ripe melon, ​and tart apple for just $7. There is a touch of oakiness that mingles well with the slightly acidic finish. This refreshing white wine pairs well with grilled chicken and veggies or shrimp linguine.

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    Eola Hills Chardonnay (Oregon) $9

    Eola Hills Chardonnay

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    Eola Hills makes a crisp Chardonnay with ripe pear flavors that would be a terrific complement to grilled salmon or smoked tuna. It's sometimes priced closer to $15 but is frequently available for under $10.

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    Fetzer Vineyards Chardonnay (California) $8

    Fetzer Chardonnay

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    Fetzer Vineyard's Chardonnay is a medium-bodied wine with lively pineapple and lemon flavors enhanced by vanilla and oak. This wine would pair well with brie cheese or a seafood dish.

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    Angeline Chardonnay (California) $10

    An award-winning Chardonnay with characteristic oak and tropical fruit flavors, Angeline is a terrific value at only $10 a bottle.

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    Canyon Road Chardonnay (California) $9

    Canyon Road Chardonnay is a well-balanced medium-bodied white wine bursting with fresh citrus flavors and finishing with a note of oak and butter.

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    Forest Glen Winery Chardonnay (California) $10

    Forest glen chardonnay

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    Forest Glen Winery produces a complex Chardonnay with ripe pear and tart apple supported with a toasted oak finish.

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    Excelsior Chardonnay (South Africa) $8

    Excelsior Chardonnay

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    Excelsior Chardonnay is a clean, crisp wine full of melon, lemon, and apple with good solid balance. It pairs well with delicate seafood and chicken and is priced at just $8.

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    Round Hill Chardonnay (California) $8

    Round Hill Chardonnay

    Courtesy of Rutherford Wine Company

    Round Hill Chardonnay is an exceptional value, with great taste and well-rounded apple flavors, not to mention a very pleasing price. This white wine brings out the best in alfredo sauces or pork recipes.

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    Alamos Chardonnay (Argentina) $10

    Alamos Chardonnay

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    A golden-hued white wine, Alamos Chardonnay has citrus and ripe pear flavors and decent vanilla spice in a medium-body. The crisp finish makes it good for drinking on its own or with food.